For anyone who spends most mornings rushing off to work or school, quick breakfast foods are a valuable asset, and this Cocoa Kamut Cereal is another great option to add to your morning rotation. Consisting of puffed whole grains, healthy fat, and a touch of chocolate, this breakfast will fuel your morning and help get your day started on the right foot. Make a batch as part of your weekly meal prep to eat throughout the week! If you make this recipe at home, share with me on Instagram and use #strongrootsnutrition so I can see! //Taylor SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

Monday morning should always come with baked oatmeal. It’s warm and soft with just the right amount of sweetness and crunch – exactly what a Monday needs. In my opinion, the best way to go about it is to layer frozen fruit, dry ingredients, and wet ingredients in a baking dish (and never stir!). The result is a deliciously gooey fruit-on-the-bottom, creamy oatmeal-on-top effect that can’t be beat.  This is a recipe that I encourage you to play with. Swap out the berries for sliced fresh peaches or the almonds for toasted pecans. Try nut milk or cow’s milk, different spices, and different seeds. As long as you end up with about 2 cups of fruit, 2 cups… View Post

Coffee: a favorite morning drink. Most people choose a hot cup of Joe to start their day, but it’s fun to mix things up with something chilled, especially in the summer months. At a lot of coffee shops, iced coffee is made by pouring hot coffee over ice cubes. This typically results in a bitter, diluted drink. Cold brew, on the other hand, is made by soaking coffee grounds in room-tempurature water overnight, slowly infusing coffee goodness. The result is smooth and delicious with no bitterness. Totally the way to go. This method does take some advanced planning, but spend 5 minutes on it today, and tomorrow morning you can be enjoying your own delicious iced coffee. My… View Post

Eggs in tomato sauce. It’s the prefect clean-out-the-fridge breakfast, and it’s fast enough for a weekend or weekday. You can make your own sauce using the recipe below, store-bought tomato sauce, or leftovers from that spaghetti you had two nights ago. It comes together in a flash, and it’s always delicious. That garlicky toast is a must for mopping up runny egg yolks and any lingering sauce. The key is to poach the eggs until the whites are just set and the yolks are still runny. Keep a close eye on them during the cooking process to achieve this balance.  If you make this recipe at home, share on Instagram using #strongrootsnutrition so I can… View Post

When counseling clients, a consistent theme that comes up is convenience. It’s challenging to juggle everything life throws at us, and we often don’t have a surplus of energy to use for planning meals and snacks. The average person could skip a meal or snack and go hungry for a few hours and life will go on (although your productivity and mood might suffer!), but for my clients recovering from eating disorders, adequate and consistent nourishment is totally, 100% vital. Skipping a meal or snack can be the catalyst for a relapse if this behavior isn’t caught and corrected right away. But those recovering from eating disorders have responsibilities and hectic schedules, too, so planning ahead and… View Post